Thursday, May 25, 2017

Adolencence - Grrr

Cole used to be the sweetest little boy. He never really talked back, kind thoughtful, wasn't mean spirited, got along with people and he had what seemed at the time, an innate understanding of fairness.

Now he's a tween. He talks trash all the time to me and Eric. He picks silly fights with Reed. He's short tempered with Gage and Lance. He farts and burps all the time. It's pretty irritating.

Some of the things that come out of his mouth make me question if I ever had any influence on him as a parent.

Cole's Fashion Sense
Yesterday he said he could already dunk on Eric, at a 6 foot rim. Really? Then Eric said to him, "You can't play basketball in those socks." (pictured above) 

Then Cole said, "I know, I'm going to put shoes on."

I give up.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Cooking with Reed

She loves to put her name or initials on everything. Maybe she'll be President one day.

One myth killed - Tooth Fairy

Last night we told Cole the tooth fairy was actually mom and dad. He still wanted his $1.

Little Miss Reed

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Breakfast is Serious Business

Not only will Gage sit at the counter with his empty plate and fork waiting for breakfast to be ready while everyone else plays or sleeps; he won't start eating until he has every component of the breakfast. Pancakes and waffles must have bacon. Scrambled eggs must have at least toast if not toast and bacon. He'll sit with his other food getting cold waiting for that one other thing.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

When Are They Going to Listen?

Cole just had to know what would happen if he took a bite of a raw jalapeno pepper.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Junior Lifeguard Update

He survived the week, maybe made a new friend, maybe learned something. He's still mad about it. Five days wasted when he could have been playing X-box and carelessly rushing through his chores and Spring Break packets.

At least Eric and I did our jobs as parents by exposing him to something new and teaching him you can't always get what you want.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Earth Day Project

Can you tell who's is who's?

The twins had to make an article of clothing out of recyclable material for an Earth Day fashion show.